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    DescriptionBrickstamps of Constantinople provides archaeologists and historians with the first major catalogue and analysis of stamped bricks manufactured in Constantinople and its vicinity in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine periods. The catalogue assembles not only all previously published stamps but also a large amount of unpublished material in archives and museum collections. Most of the variant stamps are illustrated with a sketch, drawing or photograph. The text discusses the organization of the brickmaking industry and the purpose of brickstamping, and establishes for the first time a chronological framework for the material. On the basis of the conclusions, dates are proposed for previously undated structures in the city, and revised dates are given for other monuments.

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    Brickstamps of Constantinople: v. 1 & 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Bardill
    Physical properties
    Format: Multiple copy pack
    Number of pages: 638
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 2,540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199255245
    ISBN 10: 0199255245

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
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    DC22: 949.61
    LC classification: DR729 .B37 2004
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    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHD, NHF, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones; line drawings and tables in Vol. 2
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    03 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jonathan Bardill is Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, University of Newcastle
    Review quote
    Exemplary in may respects ... In addition to a very careful and well-illustrated corpus of stamped bricks, this book, through its analyses of construction styles and the constant reference to historical facts, offers in fact the chronology of all the architectural remains known in Constantinople from Constantine to Heraclius and even of some others later still. It recounts the history of building in Constantinople between the 4th and the 7th century, highlighting the phases of development and stagnation. It contains many new and stimulating insights. Professor Jean-Pierre Sodini [A]n exemplary two-volume set ... the clarity of the catalogue and illustrations could not be bettered. ... [A] meticulous demonstration of how to cope with such difficult evidence. ... [A] useful survey of the development of late Roman Constantinople. ... B[ardill] has ... provided excellent service to all those interested in the early history of Constantinople. Professor Michael Whitby, Classical Review The author is to be thanked for a valiant attempt to make sense of a complex issue, and for emphasizing the value of the archaeological evidence in the assessment of our capital city. Byzantinische Zeitschrift
    Table of contents
    VOLUME 1: TEXT AND CATALOGUE ; 1. CONSTANTINOPOLITAN BRICKS AND BRICKSTAMPS ; 2. The interpretation and purpose of Constantinopolitan brickstamps ; 3. Stamping, storage, and supply ; 4. Construction in Constantinople and the beginning and end of brickstamping. ; 5. TOWARDS ESTABLISHING A CHRONOLOGY ; 6. Dated sites ; 7. Undated sites ; 8. Analysis of brickstamps and bricks from the sites discussed in chapters VI-VII ; 9. Dating the sites discussed in chapters VI-VII on the basis of the brickstamps ; 10. Further stylistic analysis ; 11. Analysis of brickstamps from selected remaining sites ; 12. Conclusion ; 13. THE SOURCES OF THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE ; 14. The organisation of the catalogue ; The Catalogue ; Indexes ; Site-plans and photographs of momuments ; VOLUME 2: PLATES